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  • Advocates for life are grateful that Labor backbencher Marisa Paterson will not be putting forward her proposed amendments to expand the ACT’s new voluntary assisted dying (VAD) scheme – which is set to come into effect on November, 2025.  The amendments, which the Australian Christian Lobby’s (ACL) National Director of Politics Wendy Francis wrote about here, would… Read More

  • Shockwaves have reverberated through the medical community as investigative journalist Michael Shellenberger has uncovered confidential documents, exposing the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). These damning leaks reveal internal discussions among surgeons, therapists, and activists, laying bare the unsettling truth behind transgender treatments and surgeries. 250 pages of leaked WPATH conversations unveil a chilling… Read More

  • An advertisement promoting euthanasia has been prominently positioned in the Caboolture (Metro North Health) Public Hospital, sending a clear message to doctors, patients and the general public that ending your life is a good option.  Wendy Francis, National Director of Politics for the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) said, “This 4×2 metre wide advertisement, placed near the main entrance… Read More

  • The ACT government intent to introduce penalties for health care workers who conscientiously object to administering a poison for the purpose of assisting a patient to suicide or who fail to provide information about how to access assisted suicide, even when done so on religious grounds, has met with resistance from faith leaders. Canberra and… Read More

  • Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has backed the appropriateness of Justice Abraham’s ruling on Thursday 29 November 2023 that counselling or promoting Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) via telehealth is counselling or promoting suicide and to do is breaking the law under section 474.29A and 474.29B of the Commonwealth Criminal Code. Pushing back on some State Attorneys… Read More

  • On Thursday 29 November 2023 Justice Abraham held that counselling or promoting Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) is counselling or promoting suicide and so contrary to section 474.29A and 474.29B of the Commonwealth Criminal Code. Chrisopher Brohier the ACL Director of Public Policy said “In Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the Looking Glass’, Humpty Dumpty says, ‘When I… Read More

  • An expert advisory panel was set up as part of the consultation process of the implementation of assisted suicide in the Northern Territory (NT), but the process has been shown to be a sham. Christopher Brohier the Australian Christian Lobby’s Northern Territory Director said “Whilst the NT Government has invited the public to “have your… Read More

  • NSW Government’s slash to palliative care funding ignores community voice

    Last month, after his NDIS funding was abruptly cut, forcing him to leave his assisted living facility, James “Jim” Mills opted to end his life using voluntary assisted dying (VAD) services. His family and friends are now urging the government to offer better palliative care support so that no one else is forced to make this… Read More

  • The new Minns Government has silently slashed funding for palliative care while bolstering funds for assisted suicide.  In a move that has shocked palliative care advocates, the NSW Government has quietly withdrawn $150 million of funding for end-of-life patients to receive palliative care and redirected the majority of these tax-payer dollars to support their implementation of… Read More

  • Australia’s peak body for voluntary assisted dying health professionals has responded to a Queensland suicide case using euthanasia drugs meant for someone else as ‘terrible’, but reject the need for tighter controls. National Director of Politics for the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), Wendy Francis, said, “The recent death by suicide in Queensland, using euthanasia drugs,… Read More